|Birth: ||Apr. 5, 1929|
|Death: ||Nov. 2, 2008|
Los Angeles County
Margaret Deriso Holliday was born 5 April 1929 in Augusta, Georgia, and passed from this life on 2 November 2008, in Bellflower, California, after a hard fight with lung cancer.
Margie, as she preferred to be called, was one of four children born to Willie Lee and Mary Alma Puckett Deriso, Sr. Her father was born and raised in Soperton, Georgia, and her mother in Saluda, South Carolina. She had an older sister, Annie Pearl, and an older brother, Willie Lee Jr., both whom preceded her in death. She has a younger brother, Leroy Alexander, who enjoys good health and lives in northern California.
Margaret was married twice. She married George Eulas Holton Jr. on 16 September 1945. They divorced in 14 Jun 1948. Ronald Wayne Holton, was born on 28 July 1946, in Macon, Georgia. By agreement of both parties, full custody of Ronald Wayne was given to the mother. Shortly after Wayne was born, Margaret moved from Georgia to southern California. Her son and mother, Mary Deriso, moved with her.
Margaret married Ernest Doyle Holliday on 24 November 1951 in Long Beach, California. In 1952 they purchased a home in Long Beach for $9,000.00. They lived in that house until both passed away. Born to them were two sons, Ernest Dan, born 13 January 1953, and Robert Doyle, born 16 April 1956.
On 21 May 1960, Margaret's sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Wesley Jackson, died together in an airplane crash in the mountains outside Los Angeles. On 24 October 1961, Ernie and Margaret adopted Anne's four children, Karen Obie, Wesley O'Neil Jr., Edward Massey and Dean Kelly.
Willie Lee Deriso (1899 - 1975)
Mary Alma Puckett Deriso (1903 - 1964)
George Eulas Holton (1927 - 1998)
Ernest Doyle Holliday (1927 - 1999)
Ronald Wayne Holton (1946 - 2000)*
Ernest Dan Holliday (1953 - 1991)*
Dean Kelly Jackson Holliday (1955 - 2009)*
Robert Doyle Holliday (1956 - 2007)*
Anna Pearl Deriso Jackson (1926 - 1960)*
Willie Lee Deriso (1927 - 1996)*
Margaret Deriso Holliday (1929 - 2008)
Leroy Alexander Deriso (1930 - ____)*
Los Angeles County
Plot: N Chapel, lot 162A
Created by: Karen Glazener
Record added: Jul 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73284355